20   Keith Harris Jr.
Keith  Harris Jr.

RS Senior

Chicago, Ill.

High School:

Height / Weight:
5-8 / 206




NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


NIU Student-Athletes Post Record GPA

Huskies Finish the Fall Semester with a Cumulative 3.14 Mark


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Weekly Football Press Conference Quotes - Sept. 30, 2014

Carey, S. Folliard, D. Hare, M. Moore, T. Pitt discuss NIU's upcoming game vs. Kent State


NIU defeats Northwestern, 23-15

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A 2014 season preview on the NIU running backs, a group of diverse skills and talents, which is ultimately the groups strength heading into the season opener.


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Week 9 football press conference with Head coach Rod Carey and players Perez Ford, Matt Krempel and Dechane Durante.


Northern Illinois Dominate Purdue, 55-24

Highlights from the Huskies historic 55-24 win over the Boilermakers at Ross-Ade Stadium.

• Appeared in two games at tailback.
• Rushed three times for six yards in the season opener against UNLV (9-5).
• Also played vs. Eastern Michigan (10-24).

• Medical redshirt after suffering a season-ending injury.
• Appeared in two games, rushing for 91 yards on 25 carries.
• Had a career-high 86 all-purpose yards at UNLV (9-13), including a 12-yard touchdown reception.


• Played in the first five games of the year before going down with an injury.
• Fifth on the team in rushing yards with 143 yards on 21 attempts.
• Recorded seven receptions for 95 yards and a touchdown.
• Had a career-high 85 all purpose yards at Kent State (10-5), carrying the ball two times for 31 yards and catching three passes for 54 yards.
• Had a career long 55-yard catch and run versus the Golden Flashes.
• Carried the ball six times for 31 yards and caught two passes for 20 yards at Purdue (9-28).
• Scored both of his rushing touchdowns in the home opener against Eastern Illinois (9-21).

• Ranked fourth on the team in rushing with 238 yards on 55 carries as a true freshman.
• Appeared in nine games and started two.
• Scored his first career touchdown on a seven-yard run against Iowa (9-1) in the season opener at Soldier Field.
• Rushed for 25 yards and a two scores on a season-high 13 carries against Massachusetts (11-3).
• Rushed for a season-high 66 yards and a touchdown on six carries versus Central Michigan (9-29), including a season-long 53-yard run.

High School
• Named to the all-state, academic all-state and all-conference teams as a senior.
• Named the Chicago Catholic Conference's offensive MVP after rushing for 1,774 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2011.
• Averaged 173 rushing yards per game as a senior.
• Gained 1,137 rushing yards and 623 receiving as a junior en route to earning first-team all-conference and academic all-state honors.
• Ran for 4,356 yards and 57 touchdowns in three seasons.
• Member of the state championship track & field team in 2011 and earned all-state honors in the 4x200 relay as a junior.
• Also was a member of Leo's chess team.

• Born Oct. 31, 1993, in Chicago, Ill .
• Son of Keith, Sr., and Lisa Harris.
• Sociology major.

Rushing Attempts: 17, vs. UNLV, 9-13-14
Rushing Yards: 66, vs. Central Michigan, 9-29-12
Rushing Touchdowns: 2, twice, last vs. Eastern Illinois, 9-21, 13
Long Gain: 53, vs. Central Michigan, 9-29-12
Catches: 3, at Kent State, 10-5-13
Receiving Yards: 54, at Kent State, 10-5-13
Receiving Touchdowns: 1, twice, last at UNLV, 9-13-14
Long Gain: 55, at Kent State, 10-5-13

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